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Gainesville Mills is located in Hall County<1>.

The location of Gainesville Mills has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Gainesville Mills, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1822.

A typical abbreviation for Gainesville Mills: Gainesville Mls. (or less commonly used: Gainesville Mlls.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gainesville Mills has a population of 43,232 people<3> (see below for details).

Gainesville Mills is 1,220 feet [372 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Gainesville Mills lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area Codes for Gainesville Mills: (470)<5>, (678) and (770)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gainesville Mills had an population of 43,232 people. This is an increase of 27.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 69.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gainesville Mills had a population of 33,804 people (or 18.81% of the total population of Hall County).

The population of Gainesville Mills represents 0.35% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people).

With a 2010 count of 33,804 people, the population of Gainesville Mills increased 32.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 25,578 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gainesville Mills.

Communities near Gainesville Mills ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gainesville Mills.

  • Sugar Hill
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Dry Pond
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Pond
    • Dry Pond is located in Jackson County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,881 people
  • Buford
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buford
    • Buford is located in Gwinnett County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,750 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buford <6>
  • Braselton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Jefferson
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Gaines Ferry
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaines Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaines Ferry
    • Gaines Ferry is located in Hall County
  • Flowery Branch
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Auburn
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Dahlonega
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Cumming
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gainesville Mills. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gainesville Mills.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gainesville Mills. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gainesville Mills.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gainesville Mills. See our Newspapers Page for Gainesville Mills.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gainesville Mills ...

Looking for more information about Gainesville Mills? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Gainesville Mills, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Gainesville Mills.

Adding Gainesville Mills to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gainesville Mills in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Gainesville Mills was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1822.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gainesville Mills.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gainesville Mills. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hall County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Hall, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gainesville Mills.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gainesville Mills - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Gainesville Mills, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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